Research Topics in Wind Energy

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics and Vorticity-Based Methods

Fundamentals and Recent Applications

Authors: Branlard, Emmanuel

  • Introduces the fundamentals of vortex-based analyses for wind energy applications and presents the latest developments in the field
  • Focuses on the application of vortex-based methods including both simple vortex models and advanced numerical vortex methods 
  • Winner of the Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2015 by the European Academy of Wind Energy
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The book introduces the fundamentals of fluid-mechanics, momentum theories, vortex theories and vortex methods necessary for the study of rotors aerodynamics and wind-turbines aerodynamics in particular. Rotor theories are presented in a great level of details at the beginning of the book. These theories include: the blade element theory, the Kutta-Joukowski theory, the momentum theory and the blade element momentum method. A part of the book is dedicated to the description and implementation of vortex methods. The remaining of the book focuses on the study of wind turbine aerodynamics using vortex-theory analyses or vortex-methods. Examples of vortex-theory applications are: optimal rotor design, tip-loss corrections, yaw-models and dynamic inflow models. Historical derivations and recent extensions of the models are presented. The cylindrical vortex model is another example of a simple analytical vortex model presented in this book. This model leads to the development of different BEM models and it is also used to provide the analytical velocity field upstream of a turbine or a wind farm under aligned or yawed conditions. Different applications of numerical vortex methods are presented. Numerical methods are used for instance to investigate the influence of a wind turbine on the incoming turbulence. Sheared inflows and aero-elastic simulations are investigated using vortex methods for the first time. Many analytical flows are derived in details: vortex rings, vortex cylinders, Hill's vortex, vortex blobs etc. They are used throughout the book to devise simple rotor models or to validate the implementation of numerical methods. Several Matlab programs are provided to ease some of the most complex implementations.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Branlard, Emmanuel

    Pages 1-7

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  • Theoretical Foundations for Flows Involving Vorticity

    Branlard, Emmanuel

    Pages 11-82

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  • Lifting Bodies and Circulation

    Branlard, Emmanuel

    Pages 83-110

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  • Rotor and Wind Turbine Formalism

    Branlard, Emmanuel

    Pages 113-119

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  • Vortex Systems and Models of a Rotor - Bound, Root and Wake Vorticity

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    Pages 121-133

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eBook 142,79 €
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Hardcover 187,19 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wind Turbine Aerodynamics and Vorticity-Based Methods
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Recent Applications
Authors
Series Title
Research Topics in Wind Energy
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55164-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55164-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55163-0
Series ISSN
2196-7806
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 632
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations, 84 illustrations in colour
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